A 200-metre leap by a British kite surfer over a sand spit in Dawlish Warren on the south coast of Devon could be one for the record books.
Professional kite boarder Olly Bridge told Sky News he flew about 200 meters over the sand spit, in a stunt that he believes has never been attempted and landed before.
He said it was “possible” he would submit it for the Guinness Book of World Records.
Last Sunday, the 21-year-old took off from a tide pool in the Exe Estuary, rising about 15 meters into the air as he flew the entire width of the sand spit before landing smoothly onto the sea surface. All in a matter of 16 seconds.
He said it was possible due to “perfect conditions,” and thanked a “really strong north-westerly wind blowing straight down the river,” for helping him complete the leap.
Despite eyeing up the sandbank for a while, Sunday was the first time Olly managed to pull off the feat.
The medal-winning kite surfer said the conditions around the Exe estuary are perfect for the sport, adding: “The best playground is Exmouth, there’s so much variety on the river and the tides are perfect.”
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A new speed record was set in today’s Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton kiteboard race from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach in Fremantle, Western Australia. Age 19 -Guy Bridge smashed the race record and did the 19km crossing in just 18 minutes, 49 seconds averaging 60km/ hour!!
Within five minutes of the race start, there was already a clear winner. The Current European Champion flew in front of the field from the beginning on his hydrofoil board and grew his lead as he crossed the Indian Ocean from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach in Fremantle in just 18 minutes, 49 seconds. In a steady 20 knot winds, and under clear blue skies, Guy shaved 45 seconds off the race record set in 2016. Guy said the conditions were perfect for the 19km crossing.
“I’m pretty stoked! There was no seaweed and plenty of wind, there wasn’t too much swell, so it was perfect,” Guy said.“I went a lot faster than last year; it’s pretty incredible to have managed to get the extra distance ahead in the race to beat the record,” Guy said.
1 Guy Bridge 18:49
2 Alty Frisby 21:14
3 Mani Bisschops 21:17
Check this edit From October 2018 that saw Olly Jump neally 30mtrs & take the European Woo Record Here
We are incredibly lucky to have the huge support from Cat Rugged Phone: check this small edit from Exmouth this summer:Here
The first ever King Of the Exe went down off Exmouth Seafront on Saturday 13th October.
Check the Edit Here